I didnt expect to be bombarded with so much puppy cuteness on this thread! LOL! The first pic...he isnt big enough, but he looks rot/choc lab mix... but he probably is a mutt mixed with a mutt. We call those Heinz 57 around these parts, lol.... The way you talked about him being very vocal makes me think he has husky in him of some kind (very talkative), but the fact that he doesnt howl, makes me saw no hound dog mixed in there.
But ioconner (hope I got ur name right!-btw this will be confusing) we have a female husky/shepard mix who accidently got out of the house when in heat and was bred by my mom's white shepard/malamute mix....well she ended having six puppies, but we started noticing something about the puppies...about 3 of them looked like shep/husky of some kind, but the other 4 started looking rather familiar also....Here she was bred by my little brothers dog, which is a beagle/basset mix! So These puppies were marked like a husky and has long basset hound bodies, lol! Big head little arms!